- Hi Jeff,
- Here are some translations from the Mexican newspaper
"La Cronica" regarding the arrested israelis that tried to bomb
the Mexican Congress. There are 2 articles. The translations are 100%
I verified them with the originals in Spanish. They were done by the
- God Bless You,
- Mario Andrade
- Armed With Bombs In Mexican Congress, Two
Israelis Arrested Wednesday
- A Narco News Global Alert
- Narco News Commentary: The following two stories, from
the daily Crónica de Hoy of Mexico City, October 12 and 13, 2001,
have not been reported nor refuted by a single U.S. correspondent from
wire services or daily newspapers with offices in Mexico. The stories are
documented with an official Mexican government investigation number and
quotes from the Israeli Embassy in Mexico City.
- In the interests of the public's right to know, Narco
News publishes translations of both stories, uncensored and unabridged.
We are investigating the situation and will provide analysis once more
information is available. Certainly, the information, as it stands, is
inconvenient to Washington wartime propaganda and the fact that U.S. media
has not reported it raises issues of press freedom and responsibility that
we will also explore in the coming days.
- Mexico Will Investigate If Israelis Were
- By Alejandro Páez and Francisco
- From Crónica de Hoy, Mexico City,
- October 12, 2001
- Unabridged Translation by The Narco News
- -- They were armed with 9mm pistols, nine grenades,
three detonators and 58 bullets -- They were detained by sugar industry
workers in the Legislative Palace
- The Attorney General is investigating and interrogating
two Israelis (one already a nationalized Mexican) who were detained in
the House of Representatives Wednesday with two 9mm pistols, nine grenades,
explosives, three detonators and 58 bullets, to determine if they belong
to any group connected with terrorists or subversive groups.
- Salvador Gersson Smike, 34, a retired Israeli military
official and nationalized Mexican, and Sar Ben Zui, 27, of Israeli
were held yesterday in the installations of the metropolitan offices of
the Attorney General, headed by the assistant attorney general for criminal
process Gilberto Higuera Bernal. They were interrogated to clarify the
source of the arms that they carried and to determine if they are guilty
of a crime.
- Up until now the authorities have not declared about
the status of investigation number PGR/11-15-01 and they will wait until
tonight when the constitutional limit for determining the legal situation
of the arrested parties expires.
- Both subjects were detained in the installations of the
legislative palace of San Lazaro when a group of sugar industry workers
that had met with the Speaker of the House, Beatriz Paredes, left to
their issues in the lobby and the two arrested persons arrived and began
- This activity and the form in which they took the
(aiming their cameras below the belts of the workers) generated tension
among the sugar workers who proceeded to demand their identification
- The Israelis identified themselves as press
but they were not believed and the workers overcame them and then
that they were armed with pistols and other high caliber arms.
- The Isreali Embassy Will Monitor The Arrest
Of Sar Ben Zui
- By Francisco Mejía
- Crónica de Hoy, Mexico City,
October 13, 2001
- Unabridged Translation by The Narco News
- The Isreali Embassy in Mexico has confidence that its
citizen, Sar Ben Zui, will be investigated in accordance with the law and
the consul, Elias Luf, is following the investigations, his spokeswoman
Hila Engelhart confirmed.
- She said that the Embassy does not regulate the entrance
of Israelis in Mexico and doesn't know anything about what the arrested
individual was doing. She said that the citizens of that country that come
to Mexico, like all others from Israel, are not required to have any
visa for their travels.
- As will be remembered, Sar Ben Zui Was detained, with
another subject, when both were allegedly armed inside the House of
- According to statements by elements of the legislative
security staff, the suspects carried arms, explosives, nine grenades,
and a detonator.
- In a telephone conversation the spokeswoman assured that
the Embassy has confidence in the Mexican institutions to do what is
to enforce the law. "We are waiting to find out what
- She informed that the Embassy doesn't have a program
to monitor Israeli citizens who come to Mexico. In any case, she said,
the Mexican secretary of state should have a registry of all persons who
enter national territory.
- She indicated that relations between the two countries
are very good and that tourism is promoted by both countries.
- Hila Engelhart recalled that it is not the first time
that Mexico has detained an Israeli citizen in its country, however, she
said that it is a situation that happens everywhere. She reported that
both countries collaborate constantly to monitor exceptional movements
that occur and said that "in the case of the arrested Israelis, we
hope the situation with be resolved quickly."
- Finally, she said that the Israeli Ambassador is
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